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2014 Season Kicks Off All Day Saturday at 81 Speedway!

81 Speedway is rocked and locked for this weekend's opener. Mary Hayes Gregory - In The Dirt Photo

81 Speedway is rocked and locked for this weekend’s opener. Mary Hayes Gregory – In The Dirt Photo

Park City, Kansas – April 22, 2014 – After hosting a couple huge special events, the time has come for the weekly divisions at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas to hit the track and kick off their 2014 race season as the Kwik Shop/Dillons Foods/Kroger Accounting/March of Dimes season opener takes place during the annual “All Day Sucka” this Saturday.

Gates open at noon with qualifying heat races starting at 2:00 PM for the following divisions: modified, AAA modified, rookie modified, street stock, thumper, hornet, youth hornet, and mod lites. The 305-ci sprinters will also be competing and will run a full program of heat races and a championship feature.

After the Saturday afternoon session is complete there will be a tailgate party scheduled for approximately 3:30 PM.

Then at approximately 4:00 PM there will be a bean bag tournament that is limited to sixteen, two person teams with a $10 entry per team. To enter, please call the 81 Speedway office (316) 755-1781 or sign up during the afternoon prior to the event. The first place prize is a $25 gift certificate to Kwik Shop for each player.

The at 7:00 PM it is back to racing atop the three-eighths mile clay oval with consolation and championship features for the above mentioned divisions plus a complete program of heat races and championship features for the 360-ci sprint car division.

Also throughout the day, there will be a silent auction benefiting the March of Dimes. Items that will be auctioned are the following:

* Kansas University team autograph basketball

* (4) Tickets to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame

* Autograph Football by Ks. State University Head Coach Bill Snyder

* Oklahoma State University Autograph team football

* Oklahoma University Autograph team Basketball

* Wichita State University Assorted Tickets To Volleyball, Softball, Women’s Basketball and Men’s Baseball Games.

* Kansas City Royals Tickets

* Wichita Thunder Tickets

* Wichita Wingnut Tickets

* Movie Package

* Game Package

* Driver Autograph Checker Flag from March 29 NCRA Sprint Car Program

* Driver Autograph Checker Flag from 2013 USAC Non-Wing Sprint Car Program

PLUS other items…….

Grandstand admission for ages 11 and up is just $12; children ages 6-10 just $5 while children ages five and under will be admitted for free. You can get $2.00 discount coupons at Mel Hambelton Ford.

81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then .7 mile west on 77th St. in Park City. For more race and ticket information contact the 81 Speedway office (316) 755-1781. You can also get the complete 2014 81 Speedway schedule at all Park City area merchants as well as the tracks website www.81speedway.org.

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